Union Pacific Recognizes Shoshone's Long History With Trains
Shoshone, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Trains have been pulling into Shoshone for years now. These days they're mostly freight trains. But a special train with three passenger cars and an engine on each end made a stop today.
That's because Union Pacific Railroad is celebrating it's 150th birthday this year.
Dan Harbeke with Union Pacific Railroad says, "It was actually Abraham Lincoln on July 1, 1862 that signed the Pacific Railroad Act that created Union Pacific. And so this year as we celebrate that history, we've chosen a few towns that have a very distinct history with the railroad, to celebrate our lineage over time, and especially here in the state of Idaho."
Harbeke presented a special plaque to Shoshone designating it as a "Train Town USA." Union Pacific teamed up with Idaho's "Operation Lifesaver" to inform a group of local citizens about train safety as they rode the train from Shoshone to Gooding.
Sept. 6, 2012.